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Muhlenberg El School

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Posted July 10, 2013

I went here 2001 to 2005 and this school is awesome when it comes to safety, people, and some teachers. However, my education here was horrible. I was a bit slow at learning and needed some help from special ed teachers. But all I remember is bad experiences and horrible teaching techniques. Some of the special ed teachers showed no patients and what really mortified me about my special ed. teacher is that she yelled at me if I could not get something right. I cried many times and felt as if I learned nothing. There is no organization and they just teach you, they don't take the time to make sure everyone gets it. I started to go to Parkland's school district and my learning improved tremendously. I could read, write, and learn so much better and I grew out of my learning disability.


Posted June 30, 2010

This has been our first experience with public school although our first several children attended parochial schools (which, as far as academics and values reinforcement goes, we were pleased about) We cannot say enough good things about this school and it's caring, dedicated staff and Principal who is a strong, dedicated presence. We have been happy with the education our son has received thus far. We would highly!!!! recommend Muhlenberg Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Great staff always very helpful, teachers go above and beyond their duties. Very safe and community based school
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Posted October 2, 2009

I think the school is wonderful .My daughter loves school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

My son transfered to this school in November of 2005 his attitude has changed for the better I as a Parent am happy with the school and the people here truly care about the kids and the parents both I am happy that my son has a chance to go to school in a safe enviorment and around Kids that are like him and nice and respectable I would recommend this school to anyone C.M.W
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Posted February 29, 2004

My son went to Muhlenberg from K to 2. He has a slight learning disability which was ignored. I ran into much opposition trying to get him the assistance he needed. I even wrote a letter to the supreintendant of schools which was also ignored. I have since moved to Parkland School District to Kratzer Elementary School. In the first month they assessed my sons needs and helped him immensely.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
71%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
90%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
60%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female76%
Male89%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female70%
Male82%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female77%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female78%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female74%
Male80%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female74%
Male60%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 45% 9%
White 38% 71%
Black 13% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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740 North 21st St
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: (484) 765-4861

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